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Covid test mandatory for India bound passengers from these 6 countries

06:59 PM | 2 Jan, 2023
Covid test mandatory for India bound passengers from these 6 countries

DELHI - A negative Covid report has been made mandatory for passengers transiting through 6 countries regardless of their originating countries before landing at any Indian airport.

The Indian Union Health Ministry has stated that those who travel from or transit through China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand will have to take the Covid test.

The Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated in a letter that in the context of the evolving trajectory of Covid-19 cases in some destinations the guidelines were revised and came into effect from January 1, 2023.

The directives say that the test has to be taken within 72 hours of undertaking the journey to India and the negative report from the RT-PCR test has to be uploaded on the Air Suvidha portal before the departure.

"This will also apply to transiting passengers through the destinations (mentioned) irrespective of their originating countries before coming to any Indian Airport," Bhushan said in the letter.

"This arrangement is in practice with effect from 10am on Sunday, January 1, 2023," the letter said, adding the existing practice of post-arrival random testing of 2 per cent of travelers regardless of the place of departure shall continue.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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